Ah, embarrassing... I just realized that "statuses/followers" does exactly what I need. I was unsure whether or not it would return info for protected users, but it does. Perfect.
Sorry for the original message, all clear now. - Matt On Oct 11, 6:48 pm, Matt Diamond <mattbtra...@gmail.com> wrote: > Are there any plans to include API functionality for retrieving a list > of followers with full info for each? I'm trying to design an app that > will automatically friend protected users back (this is necessary for > the app to work with protected accounts), but automating this requires > first getting a list of follower IDs, then sending a GET request for > the info on each user to see if he/she is a protected account (users/ > show). The program updates every 5 minutes, so this behavior quickly > leads to rate limiting, especially if the number of followers reaches > the hundreds or thousands. > > Of course, I can probably either friend them back manually or try to > code around this (perhaps saving a .txt file of followers that I've > already processed). However, it would be so much simpler if I could > just retrieve a list of users and user info with a single GET command > (followers/show, perhaps?), then process this info on my end. > > Any hope for this anytime soon? > > - Matt